|Mitchell Waife 14March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)|
Mitchell Waife, grandson of Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Aleichem, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 14, 2013 in Lantana, Florida. Mitchell grew up in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn. Although his parents never taught him Yiddish or Russian, he was lucky to learn all about his famous grandfather from the late writer's widow, Mitchell's grandmother Olga, who lived with them...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Literature; Eastern Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Urban; Travel; Mitchell Waife; New York City; NYC; Brighton Beach; Sholem Aleichem; Olga Loyev Rabinovitz; Sholem Rabinovich; Russian
|Philip Reinish 13March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)|
Philip Reinish, a former union organizer, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on March 13, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Philip grew up in a working class community in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn. In his interview, he speaks of attending Hebrew school as a boy and davening the Saturday morning service for children. Though he later came to identify as a non-believer, Philip says that his Jewish identity has determined his entire path in life...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Feminism; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; World War Two; Philip Reinish; Camp Lakeland; Camp Kinderland; New York City; Brighton Beach; Tonawanda; Vietnam; Laos; Cambodia; Austria; Russia; Michael Moore; Barry Goldwater; Paul Robeson; Harry Belafonte; Jewish Cultural School of Nassau; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; Great Depression; Communism; Socialism; Anti-Fascism; Civil Rights; Feminism; Secularism; Atheism; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
|Diana Bregman Feld 13September2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Diana Bregman Feld is the daughter of published Yiddish poet, Edith Kaplan Bregman. In this interview, Diana talked quite a bit about her mother, who was born in Telekhany, a shtetl in Belarus. Edith moved to the United States, to New York, with her family when she was thirteen. She read voraciously (Dreiser, Dostoyevsky, Shakespeare, all the Yiddish writers) and began writing poems as a teenager. She went to Palestine in the 1920s to take part in building the Jewish state, and there she met and...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Other Jewish languages; Dance; Music; Press; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; World War Two; Holocaust; Education; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Urban; Shtetl; Telekhany; Belarus; Bronx; Brighton Beach; Brooklyn; Palestine; Israel; Lee; Massachusetts; Berkshires; Boynton Beach; Florida; Sholom Secunda; Zuni Maud; Mordechai Yardeni; Jacob Glatshtein; Avrom Reyzin; Dovid Pinski Yiddishe Shule; Hebrew University; Camp Kinderwelt; Temple Emanuel; Great Neck; NY; Jewish Federation; Jewish National Fund; Yidish Natsionaler Arbeter Farband; Habonim; Poale Zion; Zionist Organization of America; Reform; ybc